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Synonyms for hugger-muggerˈhʌg ərˌmʌg ər

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  1. hugger-mugger(adj)

    a state of confusion

    "he engaged in the hugger-mugger of international finance"

    open, tidy, overt

  2. disorderly, higgledy-piggledy, hugger-mugger, jumbled, topsy-turvy(adj)

    in utter disorder

    "a disorderly pile of clothes"

    hole-and-corner(a), clandestine, cloak-and-dagger, hugger-mugger, underground, topsy-turvy, chaotic, hush-hush, jumbled, undercover, disorderly, higgledy-piggledy, secret, surreptitious

    overt, open, tidy

  3. clandestine, cloak-and-dagger, hole-and-corner(a), hugger-mugger, hush-hush, secret, surreptitious, undercover, underground(verb)

    conducted with or marked by hidden aims or methods

    "clandestine intelligence operations"; "cloak-and-dagger activities behind enemy lines"; "hole-and-corner intrigue"; "secret missions"; "a secret agent"; "secret sales of arms"; "surreptitious mobilization of troops"; "an undercover investigation"; "underground resistance"

    overt, open, tidy

  4. hugger mugger(adverb)

    act stealthily or secretively

    hugger mugger

    tidy, overt, open

  5. hugger-mugger(adverb)

    in secrecy

    "they did it all hugger-mugger"

    tidy, open, overt


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